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Enough for everyone

Now that we needn't think of solar as an "alternative" source, we also can find alternatives to a system in which way more of solar goes to affluent whites.

Demanding Upstanding Solar Supply: Two Pioneers Chart Paths to Energy Justice

Look behind the dominant curve, on which solar power becomes cheaper to supply while corporate commitments, voters' priorities and scientific data goose demand for solar. You'll see that too many people find themselves locked out of the solar market or barred from influencing its direction. Two speakers challenged Yale audiences...
How can you safeguard homes in the wild?

Construction near forests can't cohere with insurance premiums. (Courtesy Elmer Frederick Fischer/Corbis.)

Unsurance: California Homeowners and Utilities Face Off With Fire

Bring in the ethicists, actuaries and silviculturists to figure out how to insure homeowners who buy lots at the edge of wilderness that gets more combustible each year. Then, to really complicate things, reckon with the costs to insure utilities in the same territory. In California, nobody from the insurers...
Max Joel sees maximum benefit in planning

Officials like Max Joel say New York's willingness to support planning and study will help kick-start local solar projects. 

To Stoke Solar Power for Low-Income Communities, New York Frees Up More Capital

People who live in areas where it's hard to own a home and hard to breathe clean air often also find it hard to tap solar power. The New York State Economic Research and Development Authority just signaled an intent to right this imbalance. The agency's new solicitation for bids...

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